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It’s that time of year again! To save you from scrambling to make last minute NYE plans, we’ve put together the ultimate collection of events and activities going on around the city.
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely skate or a big night on the town, we’ve got you covered – here are 9 ways to celebrate a brand new year in the city – Happy New Year Halifax!
1770 Barrington St. – Downtown Halifax
Bundle up and head down to the Halifax Grand Parade for the city’s biggest NYE celebration. From 10pm-midnight, enjoy fireworks and a FREE concert from A Tribe Called Red and Halifax’s very own Neon Dreams!
5775 Cogswell St. – West End Halifax
Ringing in the New Year with a skate at the Oval is quickly becoming a tradition for people of all ages! Enjoy skating, hot chocolate, and fireworks shows at 7:50pm and again at midnight.
3 – Host a dinner party at home
Skip the crowds and bring the party to you, with a dinner party for friends and family.
The Seaport Market is open from 9am-3pm on New Year’s Eve, giving you plenty of time to stock up on local eats and libations for your meal.
4 – Treat yourself to dinner out
Not in the mood to cook? Head out instead!
1256 Barrington St. – Downtown Halifax
If rolling into the New Year with a game of Yahtzee is your idea of a good time then you need to check out the NYE event at the Board Room Game Café!
Enjoy board games galore and a 2017 themes trivia night. Your $20 ticket gets you a reserved table, champagne at midnight, and a snack platter.
6 – Take in a show!
Laugh and sing along with the city’s best NYE shows!
7 – Hit the town!
Celebrate the brand new year in style with a night out on the town! Rather than waiting in a long (and chilly) line up, we recommend picking a spot that is selling advanced tickets.
8 – Halifax’s New Year’s Day Levees
The party doesn’t have to stop at midnight! You’ll find levees all around the city on New Years Day, including the most popular ones at City Hall and Government House.
This one is not for the faint of heart! If you can summon the courage, head to Herring Cove for their annual Polar Bear Dip in support of Feed Nova Scotia.